Why Luxe Plank Flooring is Our Choice for Flooring
Flooring takes up a lot of visible space in your home. It’s only natural that you want it to look great, but you also want it to withstand your family’s lifestyle for years to come. Each type of surface comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, and the function and location of the room will bear weight on the best flooring material to use. For example, carpet in the kitchen and hardwood in the basement will cause more problems than you’re ready to handle.
Our customers are choosing luxe plank, a type of resilient vinyl flooring that provides a nice look, durability, and easy maintenance. Laminate, luxe planks and hardwood all offer distinct qualities with pros and cons, but luxury vinyl can create a personalized, stunning floor that is meticulously designed to look like hardwood or stone, and built to endure the busiest lifestyles.
Look and Style
Gone are the days where vinyl flooring is the outdated 1980s linoleum design. New technology has emerged to make luxury vinyl not only look like real hardwood but feel like real hardwood, at a fraction of the price. Manufactured to appear as natural hardwoods or other glorious surfaces, there are few limitations on the look or style available for LVT.
With a busy lifestyle with kids and pets, it would be impossible to maintain hardwood flooring in your new home. Vinyl gives you the option to have the highly desired look of hardwood, without the hassle. There are also different styles of vinyl that can be used such as stone-look vinyl that creates a timeless natural stone appeal.
Durability and Stability
Luxury vinyl floors are a synthetic material and are resistant to moisture and climate changes, as well as wear and tear, and require minimal upkeep. These types of flooring work well throughout the entire home, but basements, bathrooms and kitchens are where the most foot traffic and moisture levels are found. Luxe planks are not the click-lock materials; they are planks that stick together with overlapping glue strops. Once it is stick together it makes a solid, waterproof surface with a permanent bond.
As mentioned, luxury vinyl installs as a glue-down system with the application of adhesive tape or peel-and-stick tiles or planks. There are some LVT product lines offering floating-floor approaches to installations. No underlayment is needed to install luxe plank and the only tools required are a straightedge and knife, making installation easy and quick.
Luxury vinyl generally costs between $2 and $5 per square foot. For a new home with luxe planks, this is perfect for cost effectiveness! If you chose to customize your home with different luxe plank that we use, you will find the cost depends upon the material of choice, finish grade, surface area, preparation and special requirements.
From time-worn wood to modern marble, enjoy nature’s diverse beauty throughout your home, in the kitchen, bath, basement and beyond with luxury vinyl wood floors. We love using flooring that is fit for family’s lifestyles and budgets. What is your favorite type of flooring? Contact us today at www.gerstadbuilders.com or follow our News section for more popular design trends.